An extensive testing program for bovine Johne’s disease (BJD) has cleared the last of six Kimberley properties that had received bulls from a Queensland herd infected with BJD.
Alex McDonald, who has represented the Australian Registered Cattle Breeders Association on BJD issues since 2000, breaks down what recent changes to Johne’s management in Australia mean.
NSW Farmers is reminding all farmers to ask for an animal health statement when buying breeder stock, following changes to managing Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) which take effect from today.
Testing for the national Cattle Market Assurance Program (CattleMAP) has been suspended until November as an evaluation of the program is completed.
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The new Bovine Johne’s Disease (BJD) Framework document, facilitated by Animal Health Australia (AHA) on behalf of industry and governments, was released in March 2016. Here AHA explains how the new approach to managing BJD is progressing.
A long-running review of national policies for managing Bovine Johne’s Disease in Australia has recommended a deregulated approach and the removal of BJD-status zones.
If the Kirk family’s Rockley Red Brahman Stud was a sporting team, its journey over the past three years would be described as one of the great all-time comebacks..
A major shift is about to occur in the way Australia’s cattle industry manages Johne’s disease.
Plans to deregulate national Johne’s disease management have been welcomed by long-time opponents of the existing control and eradication focused policies.